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Fraternity Hazing Attorney – Can You Sue for a Hazing Injury?

Have You Been Victimized By Hazing And Need A Hazing Litigation Attorney?

Hazing has been a part of fraternity and sorority tradition for as long as colleges and universities have existed. While most start out harmless and innocent enough, when you add in alcohol, things can get out of hand quickly and eventually turn deadly.

No parent should ever have to bury their kids before they graduate college but it has happened at least one time per year from 1969 to 2017 [1].

Because it’s such a tragic incident, the media feasts on the coverage shining light on some serious problems with some of these rituals at frats and sororities everywhere. These are essentially rites of passage gone wrong and the team at Shamieh Law will do whatever it takes to recover the compensation you and your family deserve.

Examples of hazing incidents

  • Son of former Dallas Cowboy sues University of Oklahoma after being injured in a hazing incident involving a baseball bat. Blake Novacek has suffered memory issues ever since forcing him to drop out of college [2].
  • Jack Phoummarath was given at least four bottles of alcohol while other fraternity members failed to call the police after he fell unconscious at the University of Texas Austin. He had a BAC of .41.
  • Tyler Cross, a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon frat at the University of Texas Austin, fell from a fifth-floor balcony after being beaten with paddles and deprived of sleep. There also was alcohol involved [3].

While not every hazing incident involves death, thousands can result in serious and permanent injuries. Shamieh Law has handled serious hazing incidents in both Dallas and Lake Charles and will fight for you aggressively until you get the compensation you deserve.

If you or a family member has been seriously injured or killed in a hazing incident, don’t hesitate to call us for a free, no obligation consultation with our expert legal team.

In May of 2017, 8 members of Beta Theta Pi fraternity at Penn State were charged with involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault in the death of Tim Piazza. At the time of his death, Tim was a Penn State sophomore who died after participating in hazing rituals at the fraternity house. Tragedies such as this one need strong legal support from hazing litigation attorneys so that the family can seek justice.

The attorneys at Shamieh Law are aggressive litigators who can provide justice to victims and families who lost their loved one due to hazing.

In addition to seeking civil damages, Shamieh Law will secure evidence to support any potential criminal actions that the State may pursue against perpetrators of violent and criminal hazing acts.

If you or a loved one has been victimized by hazing – including branding, bullying, beating, sleep deprivation, forced alcohol consumption or any other forms of hazing – call Shamieh Law today at 469-225-3129 for a free consultation.

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